The Lisbon Declaration on Humanities, Open Research and Innovation


The "Lisbon Declaration on Humanities, Open Research and Innovation" has been signed by over 100 heads of major institutions and various scholars, covering now all the European Countries, a large number of countries outside Europe and several international organisations (including, besides CIPSH, FCT and UNESCO, also the International Science Council, the Club of Rome and several international scholarly organisations and networks).

The Lisbon Declaration on Humanities, Open Research and Innovation

The "Lisbon Declaration on Humanities, Open Research and Innovation" is open to be signed by citizens and institutions as a result of the European Humanities Conference 2021, Lisbon, 7th May 2021.

We invite all GUNi members and the Higher Education community to support the implementation of this declaration.

The conference is an initiative of UNESCO and the International Council for Philosophy and Human Sciences with the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, and is part of the programme of the Portuguese Presidency of the European Council. In the framework of the GUNi's activities devoted to the 'future of Humanities and Synergies between Science, Technology and Humanities', Josep M. Vilalta, GUNi Director, gave in the keynote speech "Synergies between humanities, science and technology: a transformative understanding of the humanities in the 21st century" (Friday May 7th 2021 - 10.30h CET) and participated in the round table "Multidisciplinary Dynamics as Education and R&D strategies for meaningful problem solving".



  • UNESCO. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • The Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP)

Sponsored by

  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry of Business and Employment. Department of Research and Universities
  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry for Foreign Action and Open Government